Warbasse Houses residents speak out against proposed city council maps that would tear complex in two


Residents of Coney Island’s Warbasse Houses are blasting the most recent City Council maps, claiming the current redistricting plans will tear the Mitchell-Lama affordable cooperative housing development in two.

The new maps, approved Oct. 6 by the New York City Districting Commission, will see the Warbasse Houses — a nearly two-block housing development bordered by West 5th and West 6th streets and Mitchell Wesson Place and Sidney Jonas Walk — split between council districts 47 and 48. The complex is currently a part of District 47, where buildings one through three will remain if the new maps are finalized. Under the new maps, buildings four and five would sit in District 48.

More from Around New York